|U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since 2013. Congressman Barr is fighting for policies that restore government accountability. In an ongoing effort to be an accessible to citizens of the Sixth Congressional District, Congressman Barr initiated several constituent coalitions focused on finding solutions that will help Kentucky’s Veterans and signature industries. Congressman Barr worked with Congressman Hinojosa from Texas to develop and pass the HELP Rural Communities Act, which ensures that Washington bureaucrats don’t needlessly and arbitrarily restrict access to credit for people in rural areas like Bath County, KY. He also collaborated with Congressman Maloney from New York to pass bipartisan legislation correcting the overreach by federal regulators implementing Dodd-Frank that prohibited investments by banks in debt securities issued by collateralized loan obligations. Congressman Barr currently serves on the Committee on Financial Services.
Rep. Andy Barr
United States House of Representatives
|Robert Biggs is the Managing Director for the Fixed-Income Strategies Group at
SouthState|DuncanWilliams. He is experienced in helping depositories and other institutional investors maximize their investment portfolio’s performance regarding their A/L position or organizational mandate.
Robert’s responsibilities at SSB|DW include overseeing a team of strategists and consultants that partner with clients to develop portfolio, liquidity, revenue, and risk management strategies. He also leads the internal and external training and education facilities at SSB|DW.
Robert is a regular speaker and author covering topics that include interest rates, ALM, bond strategies, risk management, liquidity, and the economy. He is a frequent guest speaker on SouthState Bank’s Community Bank Podcast and teaches a graduate school economic class to bank executives and emerging leaders.
Mr. Robert Biggs
SouthState | Duncan Williams
Mr. Ballard W. Cassady, Jr.
Kentucky Bankers Association
Mr. John P. Cooper
Capital Link Consultants
|Senior Vice President, Director of Financial Intelligence & Security Unit, Central Bank & Trust Co.
Prior to joining Central Bank, Shane served 22 years with the Lexington Division of Police. In his tenure at LPD he served numerous assignments to include Detective and Sergeant of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Intelligence and Organized Crime Unit, FBI Criminal Enterprise Task Force, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, DEA Task Force, US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force and served as the Assistant Commander of the Emergency Response Unit (SWAT). Shane has been in banking for seven years. Shane completed the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado and has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Mr. Shane Ensminger
Central Bank & Trust Company
|From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur, CEO, and renowned human rights activist, Derreck’s journey inspires audiences to dream big. Through personable and articulate storytelling, he shares his visionary ideas for harnessing the power of observation and creative problem solving, applicable to any organization or community. It’s all about taking responsibility while looking for opportunities to improve.
Global Soap Project Founder
|Matt Kennedy joined Performance Trust in 2019 and currently serves as a Managing Director and Team Leader in Investment Banking. He works closely with financial institutions across the Midwest executing M&A transactions, capital raises, branch transactions and other strategic initiatives by providing situation-specific guidance, diligence coordination, financial modeling, and other required tasks.
Prior to joining Performance Trust, Matt was a Vice President at Banks Street Partners advising financial institutions in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest on capital raises and M&A transactions. Before that, Matt was a Senior Financial Analyst at Bank of America supporting the Retail Distribution line of business' branch divestiture work stream from initial marketing through deal closing.
Mr. Matt Kennedy
Performance Trust Capital Partners
|John T. McGarvey’s practice concentrates on secured transactions, municipal law, the representation of banks and other lenders in litigation, and matters under the Uniform Commercial Code. His legal accomplishments have been recognized by his election to the American Law Institute and inclusion in lists such as Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Top Lawyers and Preeminent Attorneys. John is a member of numerous legal organizations, including multiple Uniform Commercial Code task forces and advisory committees. He has held a position on the UCC’s Permanent Editorial Board since 2015. John is an adjunct secured transactions professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and has taught hundreds of seminars on legal issues involving financial institutions and credit extenders. He was named Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” for Banking and Finance Law in Louisville in 2015. John is a shareholder, chairperson of the firm’s Executive Committee and a member of the Marketing Committee.
Mr. John T. McGarvey, Esq.
Morgan Pottinger McGarvey
|After discovering her passion for stand-up comedy later in life and finding the time and confidence to pursue her dream, Leanne Morgan has cemented herself as a must-watch comedian.
Leanne was feeling the lure of Hollywood after graduating high school, yet the idea of moving there was unheard of and too daunting for a country girl who had never been away from home. She enrolled in college at The University of Tennessee, where she graduated (by the skin of her teeth) with a degree in Child and Family Studies.
Shortly after, she married her husband, Chuck, and they moved to Bean Station, Tennessee located in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
To stay busy after having her first baby, Morgan started selling jewelry at home parties. She was supposed to talk about the jewelry but instead conversed about breastfeeding, hemorrhoids and being a mama. The party guests thought that she was hilarious, and before she knew it, she was booked a year in-advance.
Morgan’s comedy has landed her at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has brought her development deals for her own sitcom with ABC and Warner Brothers, writer/producer Matt Williams (Rosanne and Home Improvement), TV Land and with Sony Television.
Morgan has garnered over 2.5M followers across social media and her popular online stand-up special, So Yummy, has reached over 50M views on YouTube. Her fan base continues to grow with her relatability as she discusses everything from being a housewife, sharing Jell-O recipes to having a new grandbaby. Morgan has appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, The View, and Nick at Nite’s Funniest Mom.
Now that her children are grown, Morgan is moving full steam ahead with a career rooted in her everyday comedy. In December 2022, she concluded The Big Panty Tour with Outback Presents which spanned 100+ shows in theaters across the U.S. She also taped her first Netflix standup special which premieres on the platform on April 11, 2023. Morgan is back on the road with her next 100+ show Just Getting Started theater and arena tour with Outback Presents. Her first book, What in the World?, is set to be published by Random House/Convergent, in August 2024.
|Dr. Lindsey Piegza is the Chief Economist for Stifel Financial. She specializes in the research and analysis of economic trends and activity, world economies, financial markets, and monetary and fiscal policies. Prior to her role with Stifel, she was the Senior Economist for an investment bank in New York City for eight years consulting clients in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. A highly sought-after speaker across national and international forums, Piegza is often quoted in the business press. She is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox Business, as well as national radio and other business news outlets. Piegza is also a monthly op-ed contributor for The Hill.
Dr. Lindsey Piegza
|Dan Robb is president and CEO of Jonesburg State Bank, a 100-year-old, community bank in East Central Missouri. Robb has over 37 years of banking experience since starting his career in 1985 as a bank teller.
Dan is active in the local communities serving on various business and non-profit boards and he is involved in multiple civic activity groups.
Active in the banking industry, serving the Missouri Bankers Association through the years in various roles, including 8 years on the MBA Board of Directors and was MBA Chairman in 2015. Dan served on ABA’s Community Bankers Council, Grass Roots Committee and was Chairman of ABA’s Government Relations Council in 2020. He also served on the board of ABA’s subsidiary Fund for Economic Growth.
Daniel D. Robb
American Bankers Association
|Janine Stange is a motivational speaker, singer, and on-air personality. She is best known for her historic journey to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 states – a mission she embarked on to honor our brave. Her story is the subject of “National Anthem Girl” a documentary by Kelly’s Filmworks now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Janine has been featured on every major television network and appeared on national news shows including: TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, NBC Nightly News, and Fox News @ Night. She can also be heard every Thursday morning on Sirius XM’s 60’s on 6 with Phlash Phelps.
For more information on Janine, please visit: www.janinestange.com and follow on social: Twitter: @TheAnthemGirl, Facebook: NationalAnthemGirl, Instagram: JanineStange. Join "Janine's Team" by texting USA to 33777.